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  • Do part time employees get paid more for filling in for coworkers California

    Hi,

    I am new to the forums and I tried searching and couldn't find an answer to this question. Please forgive my ignorance but I have to ask this.

    My friend owns a tutoring center and it is staffed completely by part time tutors. None work more than 40hrs/week or more than 8hrs/day. As with any business, tutors are asked if they can fill in for classes when a person goes on vacation or has an urgent situation. One employee, who works less than 20hrs/week, was asked if he could sub and he asked for a higher wage in return for the hours he would sub. Well my friend said no, so he said he would not do it. It wasn't a very big issue until someone mentioned California labor laws. This got my friend scared.

    So my question is this: are employees supposed to be paid a higher wage for the extra hours they are asked to work, which are still less than a workday?

    Thanks for the help. Again sorry for what is probably a dumb question but I need to know the answer.

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    Originally posted by dante85 View Post
    So my question is this: are employees supposed to be paid a higher wage for the extra hours they are asked to work, which are still less than a workday?
    There is no law requiring a higher wage but the employer can legally offer a higher wage if they wish to.

    It seems we are talking hourly non-exempt employees here.
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      And the employee in question could legally be fired for refussing to work.

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      • #4
        Thanks. I really appreciate your guy's help.

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          You're welcome.
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